University Chapel Schedule

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A community gathering place for worship and forum, chapel reflects an Anabaptist/Mennonite perspective alongside the gifts, traditions and cultures of the broader Christian faith. Faith, hope and love are nurtured in the way of Jesus.

Wednesday, Aug. 31 – 9:50-10:30 a.m.

Opening Convocation: Dr. Lee Snyder

Interim President Dr. Lee Snyder addresses the campus community.

Dr. Snyder brings a lifetime of service to Mennonite higher education to the interim role. From 1996 until retiring in 2006, Snyder served as the eighth president of Bluffton (Ohio) University. Previously, she was vice president and academic dean for 12 years at EMU. Snyder, who holds a doctorate in American and Victorian literature from the University of Oregon, came to EMU in 1974. Until 1982, she taught part-time in the humanities and in English, and was an assistant in the dean’s office. She was named academic dean in 1984 and then assumed the responsibilities of vice president as well in 1987. After retiring from Bluffton University, Snyder returned to EMU to serve as interim provost for the 2008-09 academic year.

Friday, Sept. 2 – 10-10:30 a.m.

Summer Cross-Cultural Reflections: Lithuania and Myanmar

Gather for reflections and reporting from the two six-week summer Cross-Cultural Seminars to Lithuania & Myanmar.

Wednesday, Sept. 7 – 10-10:30 a.m.

Opening Chapel: Grounded – Campus Ministries Team

What does it mean to be GROUNDED!? Explore this theme for chapel and ministry with the campus ministries team. … and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are rooted and grounded in love. Ephesians 3:14-21

Friday, Sept. 9 – 10-10:30 a.m.

Summer Cross-Cultural Reflections: Quebec, Washington D.C. and Local Context

Gather for reflections and reporting from the three three-week summer Cross-Cultural Seminars to Quebec, Washington D.C., Local Context.


University chapel is held Wednesday (worship) and Fridays (forum) at 10 a.m. in Lehman Auditorium. All offices and departments, other than essential services, are to close in order to allow the community to attend and support chapel.

All undergraduate students, faculty and staff of the university are expected to attend at least one chapel each week. (Chapel Attendance Policy, p. 69 of the Student Handbook and Faculty/Staff handbook section 7.1, p. 166)

In addition to University Chapel, Chapel Gatherings are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m., Celebration: Praise Worship is held weekly at 9 p.m. on Sunday nights and Hymn Sings are at 9 p.m. on the first Monday of the month. All three services are held in Martin Chapel (Seminary building). You can also join the Gospel Choir or Alpha Omega Dancers for Christ for worship opportunities advised from Multicultural and International Student Services (MISS).

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